The Miró Quartet:
Live & Virtual
28 September 2004, 8:00 pm
On 28 September, Fall 2004 Internet2 Member Meeting attendees were treated to a performance event on The University of Texas at Austin campus. This event, The Miró Quartet: Live & Virtual, featured the world-renowned Miró Quartet and showcase the use of cutting-edge networking and streaming technologies. The Miró Quartet was appointed Faculty String Quartet at UT Austin in September 2003, where they teach and coach chamber music at the College of Fine Arts in addition to continuing their active international touring schedule. The Miró Quartet: Live & Virtual will take place in two venues: one where the audience will see and hear the quartet in person and another where the audience will see it via live, streaming High Definition Television (HDTV) and hear it through 11-channel, immersive surround-sound—using technology developed by the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering.
During intermission, the audiences will switch venues giving each a chance to experience both versions of the performance. Refreshments will be served during an afterglow immediately following the performance in the lobby of the Bass Concert Hall at the UT Austin Performing Arts Center complex.